May I call you Dave? Mr. Matthews just sounds so FORMAL and I feel like I've known you forever and honestly, we should be on a first name basis.
I was introduced to you and your band when I was nothing but a kid. It was the summer I was 17 and met a cute boy while on summer vacation at the beach. He had brown hair, dark eyes and could play the guitar. The song he sang to me sitting on the sand while the waves came in at tide was none other than your, "Crash Into Me." I was smitten both with the boy and with your words.
You may not know it, but you were there the night I met my now husband and then later at our wedding. I've hummed your songs to all three of my babies as I rocked them to sleep. You're even a valuable member of our super fun impromptu kitchen dance parties.
I've seen you several times in concert and have enjoyed each one so very much. And considering I was willing to face the sweltering summer heat of an August night in Memphis, to be up front for the show with Willie Nelson.. that's saying a lot because it was MUGGY AND MISERABLE.
|Willie & Dave|
|I was a big sweaty mess, but man.. that was fun|
$70 for ONE grass seat? Are you crazy? I know you're Mr. Music Man and don't have to sit in the seats to actually watch concerts anymore, but that is absolutely absurd. Why would I pay $140 to sit on a blanket ON THE LAWN to listen to you?
As an example-- I saw James Taylor and Carole King-- one of the arguably BEST concerts I've ever attended-- and didn't pay $70 to sit in an actual seat. I've priced tickets for the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour and thoe don't compare to your pricing. And while I LOVE DMB, these are LEGENDS I'm talking about.. There's a difference hon.
So sadly I won't be joining you on tour this summer. I'll simply have to love you from afar via Pandora and iTunes. It doesn't have to be this way. Hopefully next summer, you'll price the tickets more reasonably.
a disappointed fan not going to the show
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